Amid a wind chill of 29 degrees, area residents marched at midday Monday to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Amid a wind chill of 29 degrees, area residents marched at midday Monday to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. march on Broad Street as it gets under way in the Cotton Block, starting near First Avenue. Photo by Laura Weber
It was cold — 37 degrees but it felt like 29 thanks to sustained winds of 12 mph gusting to 17 mph as the walk got under way around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Photo by Laura Weber.
A police escort stopped traffic on Second Avenue and other cross streets as marchers made their way to the city auditorium. Photo by Laura Weber.

 

The M.L.K. Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia is sponsoring its annual King Celebration Weekend:

  • 11:30 a.m. Monday: March and drive-through lunch. The annual communitywide march will take place in Downtown Rome in-person, starting at 11:30 a.m. The march will begin at the corner of First Avenue and Broad Street, continues down Broad Street and finishes at Rome City Hall. Please wear a mask. Following the march, there will be a drive-through lunch at the Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive.
  • Please layer up. It will be 34 degrees with a wind chill in the 20s.
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